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Artist creates amazing 3D model for Overwatch character D.MON

Published: 12/Mar/2019 18:18 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has a variety of different heroes but one minor character from D.Va’s animated Shooting Star short seems to have inspired more fan art than any other character in the game who isn’t already playable.

D.Mon is one of D.Va’s fellow pilots in the Korean MEKA program, according to the “Shooting Star” animated short; she’s only featured on screen for a few seconds, but that was all fans needed to take the character and run with it.

Overwatch fan and South Korean artist Gong Ill recently created incredible 3D models of D.Mon and her Beast MEKA for a South Korean Overwatch art contest.

Gong IllBaby D.Mon out of her MEKA.
https://www.artstation.com/jeon01

The Beast seems massive, battle-worn and looks good enough to be added to Overwatch as an actual playable hero.

D.Mon herself looks great as well. Obviously, she resembles baby D.Va out of her mech, and if she’s a similar size to D.Va, that would make the Beast absolutely huge.

The details on the mech and D.Mon herself are spot on, which, considering they were on screen during the Shooting Star short for just a few seconds, is pretty impressive on Ill’s part.

The Beast would be one of Overwatch’s largest characters by far.
https://www.artstation.com/jeon01

Since the D.Va-focused short came out in August 2018, Overwatch fans have been obsessing over the other members of the MEKA Squadron, and D.Mon seems to be of particular interest.

Overwatch developers have already confirmed that Echo, the Omnic introduced in the “Reunion” short, won’t be hero 31, so who knows? We just might get another MEKA member to try out, if we’re lucky.

Gong Ill“MEKA leads the way!”
https://www.artstation.com/jeon01

For now though, fans will have to be content with this model, which is probably the most detailed representation of D.Mon to date.

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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

Tracer blinks into Overwatch 2
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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.